NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Rachel Maddow Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on March 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC
Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC

Rachel Maddow coming to Fox Theatre October 13 to promote book about oil, gas industries

Originally posted Saturday, August 10, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

MSNBC evening host Rachel Maddow is coming to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta October 13 to talk about her upcoming book about the oil  and gas industry called “Blowout.” 

The show is on a Sunday and starts at an unusually early time: 5:30 p.m. TIckets range from $41 to $81 before fees and includes a copy of the book. (List price: $30, $18 on Amazon.)

It’s part of an eight-city tour in mostly liberal enclaves such as Seattle, New York and San Francisco. But she includes Tulsa, Okla. given how important the oil and gas business is there. 

Her book comes out October 1 with a sub-title “Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth.” The thesis, in other words, is unflattering: “The oil and gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers.”

Maddow, who has been hosting her own show on MSNBC since 2008 and rivals Fox News’ evening shows in the ratings, came to Atlanta in 2013 to discuss her first book, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Drift.” That book was about how American presidential administrations changed the rules of war in a way that made it easier to stay in perpetual “war.”

>>RELATED: Covering her 2013 appearance at the Atlanta Symphony Hall

10/3 | New York, NY | 8pm
Streicker Center | Click here for more information 

10/5 | Tulsa, OK | 7pm
Magic City Books | Click here for more information 

10/6 | San Francisco, CA | 7pm
City Arts & Lectures | Click here for more information 

10/7 | Los Angeles, CA | 8pm
Writers Bloc | Click here for more information 

10/11 | Seattle, WA | 8pm
Seattle Arts & Lectures | Click here for more information 

10/12 | Chicago, IL | 7:30pm
Chicago Humanities Festival | Click here for more information 

10/13 | Atlanta, GA | 5:30pm
A Cappella Books at the Fox Theatre | Click here for more information 

11/17 | South Hadley, MA | 4pm
Mount Holyoke College, Chapin Auditorium | Click here for more information 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.